Here at Gathering Joy, I’m passionate about helping moms get organized and make the most of their time so they can accomplish all they want to do and make memories with thier families.
One thing I know for sure: a home runs better when the husband and wife have a strong marriage.
And marital bliss doesn’t just happen. You have to work on communication, prayer, and having fun together!
I’ve shared with you how to have a fun date with your husband and how to plan your own year of dates, but I thought it would be fun to share a monthly date idea that you can use any time.
Pull out your planners or bullet journals and schedule in some time for just the two of you.
This month, we’re going to France!
A French-Themed Date Night
The inspiration for this date was the upcoming release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. If recent news stories may have changed your mind about seeing that movie, or if you just can’t get a babysitter, don’t change your mind about trying this date! I’ve included some alternatives.
What to Wear? Dress the part!
Remember when you were a little girl and you wanted to be a princess? Capture that dream with a grown-up twist.
Drawing inspiration from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, select an outfit for this date that makes you feel like a princess. Maybe a yellow blouse, or a blue dress with a white sweater. Wear your hair half up or tied back with a pretty blue ribbon. A simple nod to the classic fairytale.
Husbands, play along! You should don a blue jacket for this evening. And be sure to pick up a single red rose for your beauty.
First Stop, a French Feast!
You have three choices here:
- Go all out and spend big bucks on a top-notch restaurant.
- Take a laid-back approach and stop in to La Madeleine or local french cafe
- Keep it at-home and try something like a Quiche, crock-pot French Dip Sandwiches, or boeuf bourguignon.
French Feature Film
Head to the theater to see the new release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! You’ll really endulge in the romance after setting the stage.
If you’d rather stay home or opt to skip the theater, set up a few candles and turn on the original animated version at home.
Other movies set in France to enjoy:
(Let me know anymore you think of.)
After the Film
There’s nothing quite like a French dessert. The quintessential pastry is the cream puff.
If you’re more of a chocolate lover, these Pots de Creme are worth the effort.
Of course, you can also pick up frozen cream puffs at the grocery store and have them ready to eat.
Talk about the things you’d do if you really did go to France. What would your “must do” activities include. Have you ever dreamed of going to Paris?
Be sure to end your date with your own transformation!
Your prince may just turn into a beast. (Can’t believe I just said that. So cheesy. But seriously, do keep the romance going.)
Do you and your husband have monthly date nights? If not, what’s getting in the way of it? I’d love to help you work out a solution. Let me know in the comments, email me at Christina@ Gathering-Joy.com or join the conversation in our Facebook group.
Cream puffs and roses,